Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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U.S. Department of Justice

Chair
Attorney General of the United States
William Barr

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Caren Harp
Administrator

Corporation for National and Community Service
Barbara Stewart

U.S. Department of Education
Betsy DeVos
Secretary

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Alex M. Azar II
Secretary

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Kevin K. McAleenan
Acting Secretary

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D.
Secretary

U.S. Department of Labor
Alexander Acosta
Secretary

Office of National Drug Control Policy
Executive Office of the President
Jim Carroll
Director

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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sonny Perdue
Secretary

U.S. Department of Defense
Patrick M. Shanahan
Acting Secretary

U.S. Department of the Interior
David Bernhardt
Acting Secretary

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Elinore McCance-Katz
Administration

Practitioner Members

Maura Corrigan
Jim St. Germain
Adele L. Grubbs
Jacob Horowitz
Pamela Rodriguez
Deborah Schumacher
David A. Tapp
William Thorne
Francisco Villarruel

 

About the Coordinating Council

The federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) established the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as an independent body within the executive branch of the federal government. Active in some form since 1976, the Council's primary functions are to coordinate federal juvenile delinquency prevention programs, federal programs and activities that detain or care for unaccompanied juveniles, and federal programs relating to missing and exploited children. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Council meets in public meetings in which members discuss activities to facilitate and support cross-agency coordination.

The Council's chair is the U.S. Attorney General. Its Vice-Chair is the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

In accordance with the JJDPA, the Council is currently comprised of nine ex officio members and their designees, as well as ten non-federal practitioner members who are named by the President and Congress. The ex officio members are the Attorney General; the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor, Education, Homeland Security and Housing and Urban Development; the Administrator of OJJDP; the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy; and the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. In addition, four affiliate federal agencies are represented on the Council: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Interior, through their respective Secretaries and designees, and HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through its Administrator. The President may also designate other key federal officials with significant decision-making authority to serve on the Council. The President may also designate other key federal officials with significant decision-making authority to serve on the Council.

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